September 25, 2022

Australian Airline Asks Executives to Work as Baggage Handlers Amid Labor Crunch

Qantas, Australia’s flag carrier, has asked its senior executives to work as baggage handlers as the company struggles to hire employees. “The high levels of winter flu and a Covid spike across the community, coupled with the ongoing tight labor market, make resourcing a challenge across our industry,” said Colin Hughes, Qantas chief operating officer, in an […]

Trump Clean-Up Denial Sweeps Country

Commentary It’s humorous though very predictable to see the muted response to former President Donald Trump’s clean-up in the latest primaries. Trump impeacher Peter Meijer was defeated in his Michigan congressional district, and then attacked the Democrats for their childishly Machiavellian wheeze of this election season, in supporting pro-Trump Republicans for the nominations on the […]

Saint Vincent Prime Minister Says Relations With Taiwan ‘Unbreakable’ Despite China’s Military Drills

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’s (SVG) relations with Taiwan are “unbreakable” and will not be intimidated by “any powers,” the Caribbean islands’ prime minister said on Sunday following China’s military drills surrounding Taiwan. SVG Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and his delegation arrived in Taiwan for a six-day visit on Aug. 7, marking his 11th visit […]

Amazon Buys Roomba Maker to Suck Up Your Dirt (and Your Data)

Cliff Owen/AP Photo Tech and e-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly purchased iRobot, the maker of the popular automated home vacuum Roomba, for $1.7 billion. Jeff Bezos’ company is likely just as interested in the ability to map customers’ homes as it is in adding vacuums to its growing empire of products and services. Bloomberg reports that…

TikTok Company Buys China’s Biggest Women and Children’s Hospital Chain

ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns the controversial video blogging platform TikTok, quietly took control of China’s largest chain of private obstetrics and gynecology hospitals in June. The South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Friday reviewed documents that showed ByteDance acquiring full ownership of Beijing Amcare Medical Management Company. This completed an acquisition process that…

Coinbase Buys Crypto Futures Exchanges, Plans to Sell Derivatives in US

LONDON—Major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said it is buying a crypto futures exchange, FairX, as part of a move to offer crypto derivatives to traders in the United States. FairX, which was launched last year, is the operating name of LMX Labs. It sells futures products and is regulated by the U.S…

Anonymous Donor Buys Plane Ticket for Student to Visit Mom: ‘I’ll Do That for Someone Else One Day’

A high school student’s hope to see his mom for Christmas became a reality thanks to an anonymous donor in Anderson County, Tennessee. Clinch River Community School (CRCS) is located behind Anderson County High School in Clinton and is known as the district’s alternative school, WMAZ reported Wednesday. However, the school is also a very special place,…

Ocasio-Cortez claims solidarity with cab drivers — while campaign buys rides from Uber, other ‘alternatives,’ FEC data show.

New York Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once blamed ride-sharing giant Uber for leading a yellow cab driver to suicide. Her campaign then took $4,000 worth of Uber rides. But Ocasio-Cortez, who rose to prominence after defeating top Democrat Joe Crowley in the party’s U.S. House primary in June, is no fan of Uber, if you […]

Champagne Socialist Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Then Buys $600,000 Lakefront Chalet – VIDEO

Two weeks ago Socialist Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton at the DNC Convention in Philadelphia. His supporters booed and jeered his endorsement. This week Bernie purchased a $600,000 lakefront chalet. He’s a man of the people. Seven Days VT reported: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the proud new owner of a summer home in the […]

Billionaire Crony Buys Democrats to Boost “Green” Investments

With a group of radical Democrat prosecutors and lawmakers waging war on the free-speech rights of climate skeptics, a new report identifies billionaire “green” crony capitalist Tom Steyer (shown) as the chief financier — and financial beneficiary — of the controversial agenda. According to the report, produced by the non-profit watchdog Energy & Environment Legal […]

Iran Buys Jets From UK To Fly Spy Commandos To Syria In Violation Of Nuke Deal

If you were Tehran, you’d have a lot of incentives these days to simply ignore the terms of the “landmark” P5+1 nuclear deal on the way to cementing your regional influence. For starters, preserving the Assad government in Syria takes precedence over almost all other concerns so it’s really immaterial whether the Iranian ground incursion […]